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A Helping of History Suffragettes in Heaton Park - 24/07/2018

A Helping of History Suffragettes in Heaton Park - 24/07/2018

Playing tracks by

Dusty Springfield, Manfred Mann, The Drifters, Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps, The Crystals and more.

On this week’s show, I’m reporting from a recreation of a 1908 Suffragette rally and Emmeline Pankhurst obstructing a tram near the Middleton Road tram stop in Heaton Park.

On Sunday 19th July 1908, a demonstration was held in Heaton Park to call for Votes for Women. During this event, Emmeline Pankhurst was photographed obstructing a tram by the Middleton Road tram shelter. This year, to mark the 110th anniversary of the demonstration, Heaton Park Tramway and enJOY arts teamed up to recreate the event. I’ll be reporting from the re-enactment and talking to the people involved, including the Tramway, enJOY arts, Friends of Wythenshawe Hall – and even the Lord Mayor of Manchester Cllr June Hitchen.

As well as this, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers. And you can pit your wits against the Who Am I? quiz – just how well do you know North Manchester’s iconic buildings?

Listen every Tuesday from 12-2pm, North Manchester FM, 106.6 FM
http://northmanchester.fm/

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